Makar Sankranti is one of India’s most beloved festivals, celebrated in the winter months of mid-January to early February. This auspicious day marks the end of the winter solstice and is heralded with much fanfare across the country.
Makar Sankranti is marked with joyous activities and celebrations, characterized by colorful decorations and festivities. People exchange 'til-gul' or sesame seed sweetmeats, take part in flying kites, and enjoy a wide variety of traditional dishes. This year’s celebration promises to be especially wonderful given the high level of enthusiasm amongst the locals.
Makar Sankranti foods can vary depending upon the region, but most often include an array of scrumptious treats. Sweet desserts such as til-ladoo and puran poli are popular while savory dishes like chivda and alu-baath are also traditional favorites. No Makar Sankranti celebration is complete without them!
Decorations typically include vibrant rangolis, with elaborate designs made from colored powders in front of each house. Colorful kites litter the sky and lanterns are hung from lamp posts to spread the joyous atmosphere. Bright blooms and paper cut-outs add a festive, cheerful touch to the festivities.
Gifting is a popular pastime at Makar Sankranti, with many choosing to select thoughtful presents for friends and family. Gifting options range from traditional Indian saris and scarves, to precious jewelry and festive sweets. If you are looking for something special and unique, have a look at Makar Sankranti gifting shops, where you will find personalized items to suit every budget.
To make the most out of this magical holiday, join in on the spirit of Makar Sankranti and rejoice in it’s beauty and splendor. Let today be a reminder that despite life’s struggles, there is always joy and love. Wishing you all a happy and prosperous Makar Sankranti!